Charleston

Charleston Travel Guide

For furniture, handmade jewelry, vintage lighting fixtures, and regional cookbooks.

A 1742 plantation on the Ashley River run by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

This hangout is all about atmosphere—a martini bar with velvet curtains, hookah pipes, and bed-sized couches.

A classic men's store with its own line of seersucker suits.

This 1676 spread has welcomed visitors since shortly after the end of the Civil War.

Sweet grass is gathered from low-country marshes and then woven into baskets, bracelets, pins, barrettes, and earrings by traditional weavers, all sold at this roadside locale.

Local designer Mary Norton's scarves, brooches, and handbags have attracted the likes of Sharon Stone and Oprah Winfrey.

A Barcelona-inspired wine-and-tapas bar: the back room has DJ's and a throbbing young crowd on weekends.

Edgy King Street outpost for trendy clothes and gear.

Operates the Nathaniel Russell and Aiken-Rhett houses and sponsors the Festival of Houses & Gardens every spring. Advance tickets available.

This 1741 historic plantation has an exquisite formal garden.

Panoramic views. This rooftop bar at the Market Pavilion Hotel offers a panoramic view of Charleston Harbor, the Cooper River Bridge and, in the distance, historic Fort Sumter.

The fantastic creations of couture milliner Leigh Magar have inspired a devoted cult following.

The society runs several historic properties and conducts tours of private homes in the fall. Also has a great book and gift shop for all things Charleston.